newsletter and website featured articles and links
(as at April 3rd)
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for January: 'Human
Fraternity. May the Lord give us the grace to live in full
fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions,
praying for one another, open to all.'
Culture of Care As a Path to Peace'.
Pope Francis' message for Jan 1st, 2021, the 54th World Day of
Mark's 5th Jan pastoral
message pdf & video for 3rd
"20 + C +
M + B + 21" Epiphany traditional New Year
Home Blessing "Christus Mansionem Benedicat" - “May Christ
bless this house” pdf ~ adaptable for any time of year,
e.g. a new home
of St Joseph: See newsletters 10th Jan, 7th March etc. Novena:
St Joseph 10-18 March ~ Daily Novena Prayer: Almighty God, you have chosen Saint Joseph to be the mainstay of Jesus and Mary, the wise and faithful servant in whom they could trust. We pray that he may truly be the guardian of your Church; that he may inspire with confidence those who are devoted to him; that he may give security to those who work in the vineyard of Your Son; and finally, that he may be a source of strength to us, who wish, like him, to dedicate ourselves to Christ's service, now and in times to come. Amen.
Newsletters 17th + 24th Jan The Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity is observed from 18th - 25th January, the octave of St.
Peter and St. Paul. Theme for 2021 is 'Abiding in Christ', with
resources for download from 'Churches Together in Britain and
Ireland' (link above) For 2021 these are prepared by the Monastic
Community of Grandchamp
prayer help us navigate the struggles and conflict of our world
today? For this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
#PrayForCornwall, join Churches Together in Cornwall for 10 min
podcasts daily Mon 18 - 25 Jan, containing short
reflections to strengthen us in our daily lives, from church
and community leaders including Bishop Philip, Rev Mark
Dunn-Wilson, Bishop Hugh, Deacon Andrew Shute, Roger Mills, Jane
Yeomans, Lesley Chandler and others. see the CT podcast page or Facebook /
Twitter pages, also Spotify / iTunes later each day.
our audio library: The CTIPA Christian Unity Service, with
Choral Evening Prayer, in our Parish church on 22nd Jan 2012.
Preacher: The Bishop of Truro, Tim
Thornton; 'if we take prayer seriously, will the process of
prayer allow the possibility of change ... structural
unity, working together.' listen / download mp3 audio (16:20 mins)
Sunday is celebrated in England and Wales on 17 Jan 2021. see Pax
Christi, the International Catholic movement for peace for resources
'Communicating by Encountering
People as They Are'
Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day, Jan 24th
offering up 'suffering' by Bp. Robert Barron, Mass for Hospital
Workers and First Responders (Jan 12)
4 talks on the Gospel of Mark
- Fr Matt
Blake, find on Carmelite Kensington
website or YouTube - enter more deeply into the
readings for most Sundays in year B.
"We can always give praise, in good times and bad, because God is the faithful Friend. This is the foundation of praise: God is the faithful Friend, and His love never
fails." ~ Pope Francis, January 2021
Justice Sunday 31st January 2021 This year’s Racial Justice
Sunday is more important than ever. The effects of the Coronavirus
pandemic, the killing of George Floyd, and the powerful message on
fraternity and equality by Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti speak of
the need to actively oppose racism and pursue racial justice with
Newsletter: 'Making Disciples - Speaking The
Truth In Love' ~ from Plymouth Diocese Vicariate of
Evangelisation & Catechesis Incorporating Marriage, Family Life
& Youth, February 2021
Listen to the 'Stay Awake'
2021 Catholic Christian Conference worship music on spotify - Dorchester
February. Praise and worship, keynote talks
(including David Wells, a past speaker here in Holy Family parish),
discussion time and a kids session. 'Stay Awake 2021' link is
left here hoping recordings become available. Also on Facebook.
Lent resource pages
+ Reconciliation etc
A short meditation for
Lent 2021: ‘The
Green Cross’ by Canon David Annear (pdf)
from Catholic Bishops Conference for Tuesday 23rd March as a National Day of Reflection
(and prayer) to mark anniversary of first national lockdown.
Reflection for Ash Wednesday from Plymouth
Francis on Twitter:
"All of us have spiritual infirmities that we cannot heal on our own. We
need Jesus’ healing, we need to present our wounds to him and say: “Jesus, I
am in your presence, with my sin, with my sorrows. You can set me free. Heal my
Why Pray the Rosary? Bishop Robert Barron’s
introduction to the Rosary - videos + resources. 'Through
the Rosary prayers, we meditate upon the great Christian mysteries
of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection'.
for the Triduum during Covid-19 restrictions on singing, recordings from choir and musicians at our church.
Life in Christ - A Meditation for Easter’ A short meditation for
Easter 2021 by Canon David Annear, based on the fourth of our Rosary windows, the Glorious
Reading the Whole Bible in
a year?! A reading plan can help: example
'Word on the go' for busy Catholics > scripture
crash course - Bishops conference scripture group
Conference A new lectionary for England and Wales for
Faiths join to rebuild historic city of Mosul video
Vatican News Network
Pope Francis appoints Sr.
Nathalie Becquart, first woman to Synod of Bishops